Chile strike twice before Cahill gives Australia hope

CUIABA Brazil Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:04pm EDT

1 of 4. Chile's Charles Aranguiz (L) and Chile's Gary Medel (R) fights for the ball with Australia's Tim Cahill (C) during their 2014 World Cup Group B soccer match at the Pantanal arena in Cuiaba June 13, 2014.

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CUIABA Brazil (Reuters) - Chile rocked Australia with two early goals in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday before the Socceroos got one back to trail 2-1 at halftime.

Alexis Sanchez's close-range finish on 12 minutes was quickly followed by Jorge Valdivia's fine strike but Tim Cahill's powerful header after 35 minutes reduced the deficit.

(Reporting by Mary Milliken and Rex Gowar; editing by Justin Palmer)

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